Tag: banano coin

Unofficial Mobile Banano Wallet released!

Exciting news! An unofficial Banano Wallet for android devices has been released, download it here on Google Play.

Not everything is working perfectly yet in this beta version, i.e. when you share your QR code for your Banano address it creates working codes, but the text is not aligned yet properly. Details at Github here.

QR code preview here, feel free to test it 😉 We can confirm that some intial tests we did worked well!

Have fun, hopefully this will be further improved and promoted, and hopefully we’ll also see an official wallet soon!

Stay tuned, more Banano news coming soon! Meanwhile check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

Weekly Developer Update & 3D Banano Runner Modelling Session

In case you missed it, bbedward recently posted a weekly developers update on reddit.

In this post, we get quite some impression of how relevant and bantastic the discord bots are, that we soon will have mobile Banano wallets and how we even dominate the Nano network 🙂

Discord Bots

The bots got some pretty nice updates this week and last week. Primarily backend-related and not necessarily anything you would notice. Basically:

  • BananoBot repository is now deprecated and will no longer be updated. A single code base now handles NANO/BANANO and that is located here

  • Database was migrated from SQLite to Postgres, to eliminate future concerns with multi-processing and writes to SQLite

  • Transaction processing is no longer in the bot process. Transactions are now sent/received in celery worker processes using redis and task queues to communicate back and forth between the bot and worker processes. Basically it’s significantly faster and more efficient+reliable

  • With above point, tips are also pocketed instantly when they are processed now – and external deposits should be processed within a few minutes too, except when there’s very heavy rains in the forecast.

This is part of a larger milestone which is to make the bot public and enable banano/nano tipping to anybody on discord with the click of a button. I’ve written up some github tickets to work towards that but I’m a bit busy with other things so it’s going to be further down the road.

If you run a bot (I know a few that do), the update to 3.0 is not trivial – I have some rough instructions in the README and you can message me as well for help.

Mobile Wallets

Some of you have seen the mobile wallet designs by yekta, they’re pretty damn gorgeous. Anyway, i’ve been working on making them reality. The wallet is canoe-based, but the front-end views are being completely re-done along with some other components (encryption, account overview is your “home” view for a default account, etc.). I’ve made quite a bit of progress on them over the last few weeks, there’s still quite a bit of work to do (Yekta has given me mockups of pretty much the entire wallet by now). Anyway it looks good, works really well, but there’s a lot of functionality I still need to implement. I’m not sure how I’m going to open up a beta yet, but there’ll be details in the coming weeks.

How a discord Bot dominates the NANO network

I’m only focusing on the NANO side because its had its main network live for much longer than BANANO obviously, and that makes the overall stats more interesting I think. Sure, BananoBot accounts for 70-ish% of blocks on Banano but Banano mainnet has only been live since April 1 and the bot was in full swing for the mainnet launch. The bots started out as basic tip bots but really have become so much more than that quickly. It’s the primary way people are able to trade banano (and where price information is coming from on creeper), all the features and giveaways keep the community active and participating, rain+giveaways has turned into one of the primary ways to distribute BANANO, and the way the bot is designed itself shows what the network is really capable of (with every tip being a real transaction, good luck trying to do that with another currency). Anyway, keep in mind these numbers are from Graham, the bot that operates exclusively on the Banano discord. These don’t include any from the bot that operated briefly on the NANO discord a few months back (that one made a lot of transactions though), or the one that operates there now.

The nano network overall has ~10.3M blocks (ever-increasing). Graham has produced approximately 1,330,000 blocks since March 28th. If you don’t know that means Graham accounts for almost 13% of all blocks on the entire NANO network. Pretty impressive considering Graham only has transactions from March 28th onward recorded.

Looking at months specifically, Graham accounts for:

~587,800 blocks on NANO during April, or about 45%

~509,200 blocks on NANO during May, or about 42%

And idk wtf is happening in June but we’re over 200,000 for the month, which is something crazy like almost 70% of all blocks for the month of June so far. Data was taken from nanode and put together harshly and quickly. I just think it’s interesting how the banano discord is the biggest producer of blocks on BANANO/NANO by far. Anyway, that’s all I think. Mitch is working hard on the next BRunner, I updated the banano node the other day which has alleviated most of our immediate issues, and the air drop happened so that’s alright. So stay tuned for all that – BRunner v4, monKeys, mobile wallet, and more coming in the next days/months.

In case you missed, it, @mitchellcairns shared some development for the next runner in a 3D modelling session at twitch. The videos are still online:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/272888855
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/272880811

Stay tuned, more Banano news coming soon! Meanwhile check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #2

Welcome to the second general update about Banano. Come back regularly to not miss new BANANO developments!

When runner?
The next runner game was not announced yet, but will probably start soon in June after some technical upgrades. See screenshot below:

When airdrop?
The devs are still working on the airdrop distribution, it should actually happen any day now. Last official comment still: “Will hopefully be done by the end of the month.”

Free banano?
There might not be that much free Banano for grabs everywhere (except for upcoming runner weekends or other future events), but some “easter eggs” might still be up. For example you might want to check out the awesome Banano.date website for some easy, free Banano 😉 Give it a try!

HowToBanano’s Bantastic Bananorama Giveaway
This is not actually free, but our first real giveaway/ticket game, and still running for 2 days. The pot is at more than 3000 Banano already! Check out details here, at giveaway.howtobanano.info. If you don’t have enough Banano to join the tipping game you can just buy tickets for 50 Banano each!

FIFA world cup events!?
As mentioned in the last recap already, bananoplay.com is developing a betting game based on Banano which will start on June 14 with the FIFA World Cup 2018! The devs behind are from the vietnamese community, so it is not an official project. 17 days to go, looking forward! Otherwise there might be some betting games at the Discord popping up. You also might want to check out pvp.me – this new betting site does not accept Banano bets yet, but it runs completely in Nano, and you also can earn free Nano, so check it out!

Sook it – Banano game by joinity!
Banano discord’s @joinity has made a new game at banano.land, as already reported before! It now has more levels, and on May 28 there was a community game running organised through the discord. @manpan won it with several others finishing after and getting some great Banano bounties, congrats! Screenshot of a new level below! Looking forward to see more updates, and then we hopefully will learn more! Great work, joinity!

Awesome custom-style monKeys!
Some really awesome custom-style monKeys were made by @RaphyMonkeyVzla-Zoe&Bianca in the discord a few days ago. See examples below:

Miss Banano Junglo event
The Miss Banano Jungle event with quite some huge Nano and Banano prizes has been concluded, see details here at reddit and the results in this video.

BANANO price
See price updates and historic documentation on the right side. Thanks to @Seeker214 and @ChrisTurd for helping with keeping price levels up to date. Both are honorable discord members trading BANANO and NANO in the discord’s #jungle-bazaar channel. The current banano price is 3300 BANANO for 1 NANO.

How To Buy Banano?
Banano can only be traded for NANO at the Discord currently. See here a getting started-guide for help.
Otherwise NANO can now be bought directly for EUR, USD and other real currencies at CoinFalcon. Create an account here and check it out. Prices are low!

Some statistics
r/bananocoin now has 2,000 subscribers, and the discord has 8637 members.

Feedback from you!?
If you think any event, link, thought or whatsoever other bantastic thing should be included in Banano Recap #3 please just comment below or message me at the discord. Same when you have other comments or thoughts about this recap!

Previous Bantastic Banano Recaps:

HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #1

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Meanwhile check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

Speculation: Sook it – a new Banano faucet game?

As just posted in the Bantastic Banano Recap #1 below, Banano discord’s @joinity has made a new game at banano.land which is called “Sook it”. See few more screenshots below!

Also, when you play it through this message appears:

Maybe this could be a future faucet game, in addition to the Banano Runner?

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Meanwhile check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #1

We have decided to post general updates from time to time about Banano. So welcome to the first ever Bantastic Banano Recap! Come back regularly to not miss new BANANO developments!

Banano rewards from third runner event have been paid
Finally, Bananos collected during the third Banano Runner event have been paid. Check your wallet! If you have received less Banano than expected notice this message by @renesq:
“For problems with payouts, message @BANANO-HELP-ENGLISH only. Answers may take 2-3 days. This does not guarantee another payout though, it will only help analyze what possibly went wrong and help us improving the technology to make it more reliable. You may be asked to help with testing the next version. Tor Proxies don’t work with the game by the way.”

When runner?
The next runner game was not announced yet, there will be technical upgrades first. During the last Banano Runner event, a total of 14,000 wallets were submitted!
“The next runner event will take place as soon as we finished the technological upgrade. The event’s timeframe will be announced on this page once we feel confident about it.”

When airdrop?
The devs are still working on the airdrop distribution. Official comment: “Will hopefully be done by the end of the month.”

Bananoplay.com confirmed as non-official project
The makers behind bananoplay.com just confirmed that they are developing a betting game based on Banano which will start on June 14 with the FIFA World Cup 2018 (source: personal communication at banano discord)! The devs behind are from the vietnamese community, and it is not an official project! Few days ago there was some confusion about the purpose of this website, and if it’s official or not (read post about this here). Now, there is also a statement about this on the website, displaying: “Bananoplay Is A Website Privately Made And Operated By The Banano Community. Bananoplay Is Not Endorsed By The Official Banano Team.” So 24 days to go until we can try it!

Sook it – another new Banano-related game?
Banano discord’s @joinity has made a new game at banano.land! Posted just 20 minutes ago at the discord as some beta version. It is called “Sook it”. See first screenshots below (and more here)! Try it out! Looking forward to see more updates, and then we hopefully will learn more if and how Banano will be used in this game!

Monkey-shaped QR codes
At the discord there was a small scavenger hunting game posted recently by @Yekta. It used different monkey-shaped QR codes with one leading to a Banano wallet seed with some tasty Banano inside. The QR code shape is a cool idea, see an example below:

BANANO price
In the right menu we will provide updates and historic documentation of the current Banano price. Thanks to @Seeker214 and @ChrisTurd for helping with keeping price levels up to date. Both are honorable discord members trading BANANO and NANO in the discord’s #jungle-bazaar channel. The current banano price is 3250 BANANO for 1 NANO.

Multi-language support on HowToBanano.info
We have added a google-translate function for this website on the top right, feel free to let us know if this is of any help for you! We are aware that big parts of the Banano community are located in Venezuela, Vietnam and many other countries.

Feedback from you!?
If you think any event, link, thought or whatsoever other bantastic thing should be included in Banano Recap #2 please just comment below or message me at the discord. Same when you have other comments or thoughts about this recap!

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Meanwhile check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

What is Bananoplay? Scam? Fan project? Leak?

There is a new website that claims to be related to the BANANO crypto project, have a look at bananoplay.com

Looks interesting, however the devs have clearly stated at the discord that this is not official, even though all links apparently go to official BANANO websites and social channels.

There also is a countdown shown which will reach zero when the FIFA World Cup starts, and “world cup” is mentioned, so maybe it will be some unoffical tipping game?

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Until then check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

Some more tasty BANANO videos on Youtube!

As demanded by some of you – here are some more tasty youtube videos about BANANO! Enjoy!

This one was the first one:

Here’s some impression how the first BANANO runner weekend looked like:

And here some spanish video:

Not exactly sure which language this is but have a look, I assume Portoguese:

So far the BANANO presense on youtube, documented here for the history books 🙂 Remember BANANO is very fresh, so much more to come soon for sure!

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Until then check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

Instant & feeless crypto transactions with BANANO – see it with your own eyes!

Every BANANO user surely knows and has experienced how fast BANANO transactions really are! Based on a recent bounty see some videos made from different BANANO community members below, this is BANANO! Enjoy!

Credits to @Harambe, @💘Ông Bụt💘 and @diostrade. Those examples were selected, many other great videos were posted at the discord channel.

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Until then check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

Update from the BANANO team – monKey and more

Finally some update today posted at reddit by ChocolateFudCake, link here.

Contents very brief: New Team members, announcement of monKey concept (customized monkey-like visual account ID representation on the BANANO platform), Banano Nano Ledger S project going good, and new exchange features with escrow function for trading NANO vs. BANANO on the discord are live. Otherwise some vault upgrades, and some note that the last runners event payment is ongoing and will be wrapped up shortly. Apparently a lot of people have registered for the airdrop and the distribution should be finished during May. Yellow paper coming soon as well.

Also announced: A discord BANANO faucet coming soon!

Full post here.

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Until then check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!